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"When you're young you think you've learned things about elephants and big game. In fact, you haven't grasped anything ...

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When missing people show up

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1 min ago  US drama looks at what happens when a boy returns home 10 years after his presumed murder.

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After 23 years with the network, Hilary Barry has quit TV3.

TV news colleagues in shock as Hilary Barry announces her sudden departure from the network.

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Hilary Barry as a cadet reporter.

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Say it ain't so, Hilary! Everyone's favourite news anchor, HIlary Barry, has quit her job at Newshub.

The mother of the nation is putting down her knitting - and we're all devastated.

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The Bachelor reunion is nigh... video

The Bachelor might have some explaining to do at the reunion special.

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Daily Show spoofs Donald Trump

They Love Me, a spoof song by the Daily Show.

The hip-hop song features 100% genuine quotes from the Republican frontrunner.

Coastline exposed

Marine biologist Matt Carter in the Marlborough Sounds while filming Coast New Zealand.

Marlborough stories of ships and shipwrecks will feature in television show Coastal New Zealand.

French icon's Kiwi love

Juliette Binoche is in New Zealand shooting Ghost in the Shell.

The rolling plains of Nouvelle Zelande have been thrilling actress Juliette Binoche.

Spartacus' last great fight

Actor Andy Whitfield died in 2012, now a documentary about his battle with cancer has been released.

Andy Whitfield found himself on the fast track in Hollywood in 2010, thanks to a starring role in the Starz series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Then he was diagnosed with cancer.

Prince kicked comedian out of his house

Actor Tracy Morgan is mourning Prince.

If you're Tracy Morgan, he'll also be remembered for the time he kicked you out of his house. 

Jay-Z approved Lemonade lyrics

Jay-Z doesn't mind Beyonce's Lemonade.

Ever since Beyonce dropped her latest album, the internet has gone into overdrive speculating about apparent allusions to Jay-Z's dastardly deeds.

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celebrities

'I haven't felt a man's touch in a while'

Actress Jennifer Lawrence most recently dated Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

Jennifer Lawrence has lamented her single status in an interview.

Prince kicked comedian out of his house

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Jay-Z approved Lemonade lyrics

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film

Casting the key to Marvel's success

Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey jnr) face off in Captain America: Civil War.

Captain Chris Evans admits to having made a lot of bad movies before taking on the star-spangled costume

Wilderpeople among NZ's highest grossing films

Actors Sam Neill and Julian Dennison  in the Taika Waititi film Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

A story of unlikely friendship forged in the New Zealand wilderness has become the second highest grossing film in the country's history. 

Maori TV a hit in New York video

Te Mana o te Moana The Pacific Voyagers traces the two-year voyage of seven waka as they traverse the Pacific Ocean.

A Maori Television film has impressed at the New York Film and Television Awards.

Why ban popcorn?

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music

Best Auckland bands

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Auckland's best ever bands ranked, making the case for why Auckland is the true home of great Kiwi music.

No rest for wicked Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne might be 67 but he can still rock a stage with the best of them.

They rocked the Vector Arena on Thursday and next up the metal veterans take on Dunedin.

Lemonade a triumph…of marketing

When life gives you lemons, make an album called Lemonade like Beyonce.

Good on Beyonce and Jay Z for marketing to emotion and exploiting the masses.

Prince doctor under scrutiny

Investigators are looking into what drugs were on a plane Prince was on before his death and what drugs were at his home.

In an echo of Michael Jackson's death, investigators are looking into Prince's doctor.

tv & radio

Recognise this little heartbreaker?

The Bachelor posted the photo of his dapper younger self captioned, "Lil' Bach. est 1983".

The roses were in his cheeks in those days, but that clever smile hasn't changed a bit.

Rivalry fuels fun

Adam Percival and Eve Palmer are the hosts of The Adam and Eve Show.

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Gabriel Macht on privacy, piracy and fame

Gabriel Macht with co-stars Sarah Rafferty and Rick Hoffman.

Suits star explains how he is different to his character Harvey Specter.

MaFS: 'My manspace is sacred'

Simone and Xavier are quickly consumed by banalities.

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books

Book returned... 68 years late

A woman has returned A.W. Reed's Myths and Legends of Maoriland nearly 68 years after it was due.

She borrowed the book as a child and returned it as a grandmother - but avoids a $7,300 fine.

The next chapter video

Browsers owner Rachel Pope will be moving across the road soon, to Riverbank Lane.

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Review: Dog Run Moon by Callan Wink

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arts

Alley artefacts now available to all

This Han dynasty pot was carried in 1947 from Shandan, Gansu to Canterbury Museum by John Johnson of Christchurch, who ...

How did Australasia's most comprehensive collection of Chinese artefacts end up at the Canterbury Museum?

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Watercolours, digital graphics and photographs will battle for the supreme art award.

The colour of home

Amey Bell Booth's paintings capture flowers and everyday objects.

Amey Bell-Booth's paint brush is never dull as Carly Thomas found out.

stage & theatre

Stepping out from behind the spotlight

Daniel Wilson, one of the lighting techs on tour with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Being in the spotlight sin't something Daniel Wilson is used to, he's usually the one behind the light pointing it at the stage.

Old safe found at theatre

Nobody is sure of what treasures could lie inside the mystery safe found during renovations at Clarence Street Theatre.

Nobody knows what's in the old Clarence St Theatre safe ... or how to open it.

Royal NZ Ballet's journey to Oz video

Lucy Green as Dorothy in the Royal New Zealand Ballet's Wizard of Oz.

Disaster meant it was cancelled the first time, but RNZB's The Wizard of OZ has got the gold and green light.

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Lords of Strut: Cormac Mohally, left, and Cian Kinsella.

Dance moves, aerobics gear and a whipping with pool noodles - this is Irish comedy duo Lords of Strut.

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Win! NZ Comedy Fest passes

Nick Cody is here for the NZ Comedy Fest.

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Rhys Darby's ode to the thong

Rhys Darby: jandal advocate.

Rhys Darby has reunited with his band, and together, they've produced a thing of beauty. 

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